The Chardon Polka Band delivers another Christmastime hit with this musically diverse, upbeat, and informative program. The Chardon Polka Band’s Holiday Extravaganza highlights not only the band’s own polka arrangements of holiday favorites, but brings in musicians from across the globe. As The Lawrence Welk Show did in its time, this eclectic holiday special delivers musical variety aimed at a common theme and audience group.
Where the Welk show had the unforgettable Lennon Sisters, The Chardon Polka Band has enlisted The Puppini Sisters from the United Kingdom. Taking a nod from Lawrence Welk’s own accordion virtuoso, Myron Floren, The Chardon Polka Band’s Holiday Extravaganza includes Denver-based accordionist Alicia Jo Straka in its lineup. Also involved in this musical journey is Brave Combo, a grammy award winning polka band from Denton; Delfeayo Marsalis, a jazz icon from New Orleans, LA; and Pomplamoose, one of the most well known independent acts of the last decade.
The Chardon Polka Band’s Holiday Extravaganza delivers hometown holiday charm and the band’s signature wit and humor, while taking audiences on an unforgettable musical journey. The program was produced in Northeast Ohio with help from Lake Erie Video Prd., the Geauga Park District, The Music Box Supper Club, Cuyahoga County Community College, and GoodCity Concepts.
You can watch the special presentation HERE on The Chardon Polka Band’s YouTube channel, as well as select PBS affiliates!